PLEASE USE THE FIELD BELOW TO SEARCH THE MILITARY SERVICE FILES
The Military Service Files database includes an entry for all individuals identified in the military service files and/or military service ledgers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies duplicate remove, held by The Rooms Provincial Archives as part of GN 19 Newfoundland military service records (Great War) collection.
Included are the over 6700 members of the First Newfoundland Regiment (later "Royal") and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies, including officers, other ranks, Drum and Bugle Corps, attached specialists and special duty assignments.
An individual's complete service file is attached where available. Service files do not exist for all individuals identified in the records. In this instance, a database record was created based on content recorded in the Military Service ledgers.
Using the Military Service Files database
The records are keyword searchable and sortable based on the column headings: Name, Community, Service number, Age at enlistment, Next of kin, Occupation, Active date, Date of death and Religion. POW status and Fatality status are yes/no searchable fields.
- To search for a specific individual, enter their name and/or service number.
- To view the attached service file, click on the individual's name.
- To view details of an individual's commendations, select the pdf file at the right
- To sort the results of a large search, click on the column heading.
- To search for Prisoners of War, use the keyword POW.
- Notes concerning variant names, misfiled documents, additional service, etc. are included as required.
For additional information, including military service ledgers, photographs, personal papers, wills and other documents contact The Rooms Provincial Archives Reference Room firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-757-8088.
Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.
|Name||Community||Service Number||Age of Enlistment||Next of Kin||Occupation||Active Date||Religion||Fatality||PoW||Date of Death||Commendations||Notes|
|MAHER, James Joseph||St. John's||951||20||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|MCNAUGHTON, John||St. John's / Blair Drummond, Scotland, United Kingdom||1302||19||Mr. McNaughton (p)||Tailor||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SNOW, Douglas K.||St. John's||1021||20||Catherine Snow (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OROURKE, William Joseph||St. John's||804||21||William O'Rourke (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEWS, John Courtney||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3385||20||James L. Mews (p)||Surveyor||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1862X|
|KITCHEN, John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4809||24||George Kitchen (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Theodore||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5083||24||Reuben Squires (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Archibald Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||0-133 - 2840||21||Philip Power (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOMERTON, William James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||265||20||Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p)||Surveyor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNN, John S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8023||24||Reverend W.D. Dunn (p)||Surveyor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TESSIER, William James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||2504||22||Mrs. Charles Tessier (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, Harry||4 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4531||22||Rebecca Tilley (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.|
|MCDONALD, Michael J.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5159||24||Richard McDonald (p)||Surveyor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Fred W.||355 Southside Road, St. John's||8502||45||Emilie Knight (s)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRAWLEY, Albert W.||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4009||23||Elizabeth Crawley (p)||Sulphate worker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4008||20||John Power (p)||Sulphate worker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|GREENE, Edward||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||3892||18||Aubrey Greene (o)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Greene.|
|CLARKE, George Rankin||Brigus, Port de Grave District||271||19||John Clarke (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 24, 1915|
|GREEN, Harvey||Trinity, Trinity District||2924||18||John Green (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SERRICK, Claude||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4434||18||Alexander Serrick (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Claude; forms completed as Claud.|
|NORTH, Robert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2596||18||George North (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|CALDWELL, Edward Charles||Brigus, Port de Grave District||636||19||Rev. Edward K.H. Caldwell (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes correspondence concerning # 270 William W. Bartlett and William J. Freake.|
|SHORTALL, Leo||141 Gower Street, St. John's||1940||18||William Shortall (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 29, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents|
|MILES, Samuel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3477||18||Mrs. Leah Miles (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone||17 Prescott Street, St. John's||2671||18||Ephriah James Horwood (p)||Student||1916||No||No|
|CROSBIE, George Graham||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1447||19||Walter Crosbie (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included - See also service #1680, Frederick Wheeler|
|TITFORD, Grant||Bennett Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3445||18||Jessie Titford (p)||Student||1917||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|PARSLEY, Patrick||4 Hunts Lane, St. John's||n/a||16||Student||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|BALLAM, Arthur George||Curling, St. George District||3031||18||Manoah Ballam (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|JOHNSTON, George||Trouty, Trinity District||1930||20||James Johnston (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Johnson, forms completed as Johnston.|
|WALTERS, Gilbert||Champneys, Trinity District||620||28||John Walters (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|EDENS, Leonard A.||39 Queens Road, St. John's||0-53 - 2547||24||T.J. Edens (p)||Student||1916||Yes||No||Monday, March 18, 1918||Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.|
|MOORE, Paul P.||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1705||19||Reverend Edwin Moore (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SKINNER, Edgar||St. Jacques, Fortune District||2929||18||John Skinner (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WALTERS, Joseph||Champneys, Trinity District||1855||23||John Walters (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 123|
|LEWIS, Gordon||53 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2309||18||Charles Lewis (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included|
|CHAPLIN, John Fielding||Circular Road, St. John's||584||19||Mark Chaplin (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, January 1, 1915|
|RIDOUT, Garland||Newtown, Bonavista District||1595||19||Jane Ridout (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Rideout. See # 1895 for misfiled documents.|
|TILLEY, Clarence||Elliston, Trinity District||3890||19||Robert Tilley (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDERSON, William Arthur||Hearts Content, Trinity District||0-289 - 3889||18||Dr. Arthur Anderson (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWNTON, Herbert||37 Fleming Street, St. John's||6245||18||Frederick Downton (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Harold Anthony||Battery Road, St. John's||3050||18||Stan Walsh (p)||Student||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick||91 Carters Hill, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),|
|PATERSON, John||Queens Road, St. John's||0-211 - 3454||17||Dr. L. Paterson (p)||Student||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MURCELL, Richard Baxter||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||1582||21||Dorcas Murcell (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RIGGS, Frederick Michael||St. Pierre and Miquelon, France||1059||19||Lavinia Riggs (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRASER, Hazen||234 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2404||17||Dr. N.S. Fraser (p)||Student||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BARR, James Coram||St. John's||0-288 - 3068||19||George M. Barr (p)||Student||1918||Presbyterian||No||No||Barr was a cadet with Royal Flying Corps (1917-1918) before enlisting with the Newfoundland Regiment.|
|MICHELIN, Joseph||Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador||637||19||Joseph Michelin (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]|
|HALIBURTON, Gordon||Port au Port, St. George District||3893||18||Henry Haliburton (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 19, 1918|